4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thinSalt and freshly ground black pepper2 cups all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper4 large eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons water and seasoned with salt and pepper2 cups panko bread crumbs1 cup vegetable oil or pure olive oil1/2 can Tomato Sauce1 pound fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced1/4 cup freshly grated ParmesanFresh basil or parsley leaves, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Dredge each breast in the flour and tap off excess, then dip in the egg and let excess drip off, then dredge both sides in the bread crumbs.Divide the oil between 2 large saute pans and heat over high heat until almost smoking. Add 2 chicken breasts to each pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and top each breast with some tomato sauce, a few slices of the mozzarella, salt and pepper, and a tablespoon of Parmesan. Bake in the oven until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with basil or parsley leaves.